Dino kale

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Dino kale is a member of the cabbage family. It grows tall instead of wide, so it doesn't take up as much space as other kale varieties. Beautifully textured, dark blue-green leaves. 

Free delivery from € 30

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Sowing: 1 April - 15 July, 1 September - 15 October

Level 1

seeds are sown

0 - 6 days

Level 2

seedling visible

6-11 days

Level 3

one seedling

1-3 weeks

Level 4

little plant

3-5 weeks

Level 5

small plant

5-7 weeks

Level 6

first harvest

7-13+ weeks

Sowing time: April - mid-July and September - October
Height: 60-80 cm
Weight: 0.5 grams
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Dino kale

Dino kale - also known as Cavolo Nero -  is super tasty, healthy, and looks beautiful in your garden.

This kale variety grows upward like a palm tree. It doesn't need nearly as much space as other kales. It's bright yellow flowers are an extra treat in spring.
  • Species name: Nero di Toscane
  • Family: cruciferous
  • Number of plants per square patch: 1
  • Height: up to 80 cm
  • Sowing time: April - mid-July and September to mid-October
  • Sowing depth: 0.5 cm
  • Germination: 7 to 23°C in 5 to 12 days
  • Time to harvest: after 6 weeks
  • Sunlight: can grow in sun or shade

Want to buy dino kale seeds? We sell the bags separately and dino kale seeds are also included in our essential seed pack:

What's so special about our dino kale?

Dino kale - also known as cavolo nero or Tuscan kale - is a popular type of kale. It's from the cabbage family and has beautiful blue-green leaves.

It grows upward - not outward - so it fits nicely in an MM-Mini or your garden box.

Sowing and growing dino kale

Easy: sow, grow, then harvest. One plant fits in a 30x30 cm square patch.

Dino kale is resistant to cold and actually grows best in cooler temperatures: heat makes the leaves a little more bitter.

Snails and caterpillars love dino kale. The good news is that these plants are super resilient, so hungry insects don't pose much of a threat.

Leave dino kale in your Planty Garden all year long if you like. You can continue to harvest the whole time. The plants can survive harsh winters and start flowering in early spring: great for the first bees and butterflies. After it flowers, it's time to say goodbye.

Extra info:
You can pre-sow dino kale in March under glass or in a cold greenhouse. Not on the windowsill: that's way too warm. Then it won't be able to handle the transition outdoors.

Step-by-step sowing and growing instructions are included in the Planty Gardening app.

How do you cook it?

The leaves can be eaten just like any other kale: tossed in a stew or with mashed potatoes. It's also tasty in soups or stir-fry dishes.

Finely chopped young leaves are delicious in salads or green smoothies. Dino kale has a strong flavor, so taste it first to see how you like it.

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